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? a newspaper in new york says yes and publishes the name of those who have gun permits. >>> christmas is over but shopping is not. if you're heading out to return the gift that wasn't exactly what you wanted, you will not be alone. >>> tom cruise may not be the ideal action hero but his love life made it into the top ten. "newsroom" starts now. girnlgs low. the day after christmas means relaxing or wracking up deals at the mall. for people in the west and the south it's cleanup after severe weather ripped through the region. waterspout was located in lake pontchartrain. parts of arkansas saw several inches of snow and snapping power lines and of course canceling flights. in mississippi the governor declared a state of emergency after at least eight counties reported damage. strong winds and heavy rains made the commute along this stretch of i-20 east of jackson a difficult one to say the least. it added up to a chaotic christmas day for a good chunk of the country. >> oh my god look, that's a tornado. oh, wow. >> reporter: skies over mobile, alabama, turned ominous as the storms approached. r
: the fire broke out just before sunrise. the 9-1-1 call at 5:35 a.m., in sleepy webster, new york. two firefighters sped to the scene in their engine, two others drove their own cars. but when they moved in to battle the blaze, gunfire. >> reporting three firefighters injured. one taking cover in a crashed fire truck. two have been down in the street and they're serious. >> reporter: police now say it was all a trap. that a gunman was laying in wait for the first responders to arrive. all four firefighters were shot. >> fireman mike chiapperini, who is also a lieutenant with the webster police department, was deceased at the scene. >> reporter: 43-year-old chiapperini was named the webster fire department's firefighter of the year just two weeks ago. also slain, tomasz kaczowka. the department calls him a tremendous young man. >> these people get up in the middle of the night to go put out fires. they don't expect to be shot and killed. >> reporter: webster police have identified the gunman as 62-year-old william spengler, whose home burned today. he had a lengthy criminal history, ser
money. mike byrnes is fema's disaster relief coordinator in new york city. byrnes says fema's flood policy is limited in flood zones but his agency is re-examining individual cases including the bediners. >> and you give me their details am we will look into it and we'll find out what's really went on here. >> reporter: the bediners did receive $5,000 from their private home insurer for wind damage, not nearly enough to rebuild. >> reporter: are you angry? >> absolutely. but at the same time, i really don't know what else to do. i mean we turn to the people that we thought would help us. and they haven't done anything. >> reporter: the bediners and their two children will live with family until they figure out what to do. michelle miller, cbs news, staten island. >> jeff: . >> jeff, officials are still trying to figure out how many people died after a highway tunnel collapsed about 50 miles outside tokyo. at least 150 heavy concrete roof panels crashed on to the roadway burying a number of vehicles. fire then delayed rescuers efforts to get inside. the collapse is about a mile insid
've worked for "the new york times," then it are chief reporter around the world. you're an organist can especially speedy written a book on organ music. living with guns, how did you come to this topic? >> safely because i lived abroad for so many years. i would often be asked by friends in those countries, what is it the united states and americans and guns? what he is such a love affair with guns is the way some of them was sometimes put it. i do my best to explain, but they realized they didn't know myself, so i thought when i retired, when i time i would try to do some research and find out why we have the second amendment and how has it been understood during all the years it's been enforced in the book was the result. >> host: read the book with interest. you cover the history, legal battles, what's going on current day. let's go through a lot of back and starting with the history. with surprise to many of the american history insolvable guns plater didn't play. >> guest: i grew up in massachusetts in the 50s and of course he made a big thing of thanksgiving and not this weekend s
his family's. jim axelrod, cbs news, west new york, new jersey. >> pelley: well, a lot of families with tight budgets will be happy to hear this next story: the housing market is coming back. we got a report today that says home prices in october had their biggest gain in six years. up more than 6%. sales have been rising, too. we haven't seen news like this since the housing meltdown. bill whitaker shows us what it looks like in southern california. >> reporter: los angeles contractor steve andolin routinely has five or six houses under construction before the crash. the recession cut that in half. what are you seeing as far as this market? >> well, definitely an improvement in sale price. prices are going up. >> reporter: he's now hiring more builders, plumbers, electricians, jobs that in l.a. pay $25 to $40 an hour. >> people were scared before and now people have a little bit more confidence and are willing to act. >> reporter: perhaps even feeling pressure to buy. elana giplable has been house hunting for more than a year. she's noticed something new, competition. >> you feel
workers are staying home with their kids and according to the "new york times" some retailers are taking advantage of this trend. >> barbie has a new accessory and it's a tool belt. the "new york times" reports mattel is introducing a construction set for barbie. >> stephen: folks a construction set is no place for barbie, those erector set workers are going to cat call her and ask her to back it up like a tonka truck. (laughter) which brings me to threat number one: foreman barbie. i'm sorry but i'm against this new megablocks construction set barbie. she can't operate heavy machinery. barbie's ankles aren't even load bearing. (laughter) besides, ken has more carpentry experience. remember, he lost his genitals in a table saw accident. and folks that's -- okay, i'll tell you why there's a mansession, barbie here is hogging all the jobs she's a doctor, an astronaut, a race car driver, a police officer, a flight attendant, a computer engineer, a firefighter, a dentist, a pail i don't know tolgsz and a fox news anchor. (cheers and applause) so barbie, leave these jobs for the fellas. you'r
in the early sixties and were at one another's side for decades. they registered in new york city as domestic partners as soon as they could in 1993. but they wanted much more. >> "we want to do the vows and we want to exchange rings." >> spayer had been stricken with multiple sclerosis, and her health was failing. but that did not keep her and edie from hopping a plane to toronto, canada, where in 2007 they were wed. >> "i thea spayer, choose you...until death do us part." >> two years later thea passed away, leaving the bulk of her estate to edie, now 83, which resulted in an estate tax bill of $363,000. even though new york recognized their marriage, edie did not qualify for the marital deduction allowed heterosexual marriages because of the defense of marriage act. a federal appeals court in new york found that also violated the guarantee to equal protection, but went much further. after noting a long history of discrimination against gays and lesbians, the court concluded any law that makes distinctions based on sexual orientation must be subjected to "heightened scrutiny," and the gover
for a new york city apartment upgrade. and up next, a 10,000 square-foot chicago home. >>> welcome back to "open house." now we go behind the doors of a beautiful chicago home that's the perfect mix of traditional and contemporary. this is set on 2.4 makers of magnificent landscape. >> hello. i'm carol segal. welcome. today i'd like to give you a tour of my home at 36 woodley road in winnetka, illinois. ♪ >> now we're in the family room/media room. it's 33 x 19. certainly you can have lots of family members here or sports aaficionados to watch the game. welcome to my green kitchen. i say it's my green kitchen, because i've always dreamt of having a kitchen this large, this size, and with all of these wonderful appliances in it. this whole counter is a dream for a home cook, for the cate r caterere catererers, because they have plenty of space. underneath is storage too. the stone on the floor actually continues all the way through to the pantry, the breakfast room and then goes on into the family room. so it's basically a very, very functional kitchen. it's a dream kitchen. ♪ >>> w
, maybe there's an idea. >>> "cbs moneywatch" time now on a friday. and if you need a cab in new york city, there may soon be an app for that. erica ferrari here in new york with that. erica, good morning to you. >>> good morning, terrell. a new report showing growth in china's manufacturing sector lifted most asian stocks. hong kong's hang seng gained more than half a percent. tock owe's nikkei shed a fraction. concerned about washington's fiscal talks pushed wall street stocks lower. the dow finished down 74 points on thursday. the nasdaq lost 21 points. >>> swiss bank ubs is said to be in talks to pay a $1 billion fine to settle allegations of rigging a key interest rate benchmark. ubs is accused of manipulating the libor to boost trading profits. the rate affects trillions of dollars and loans including mortgage rates. barclays paid a $450 million fine to settle similar allegations last june. >>> consumers are spending more, but the results are mixed for retailers. the commerce department said on thursday that retail sales increased 0.3 in the month of november from the month before. t
vaccinated before heading to new york. what's happening on the east coast that has people worried here. ,, ♪ secondhand smoke affects everyone's health. it's not just irritating. it can cause heart disease and even death. speak up about secondhand smoke. your health and the health of your family depend on it. just announced a new recommendation for the meningitis vaccine. th people travelin >>> public health officials in san francisco have just announced a new recommendation for the meningitis vaccine. in fact they are asking certainly people traveling to new york to consider getting vaccinated first. dr. kim mulvihill has the story. >>> reporter: just in time for the holidays, a public health advisory in new york city. an increase of serious me ming cockell disease. >> gay men who have met men online they are requesting that those men receive vaccine in new york city. >> reporter: while there is no outbreak of meningitis in san francisco, public health officials want people to be aware because there's so much travel between the two cities. >> if gay men are planning to travel to new
teenager says he met clash in miami and clash later paid for him to travel to new york, where the assault took place. clash became the voice of elmo more than a quarter century ago. clash left the show november 20th, after two accusers came forward. he has admitted to having a relationship with only one of them. mary, back to you. >> clash has not been charged with any crime. >>> former imf head, dominique strauss-kahn settles a lawsuits with a woman suing him for sexual assault. a new york state supreme court justice said today after lengthy negotiations that the parties came together today. this woman sued strauss-kahn for an alleged sexual assault in a hotel where she works. the amount of the settlement is being kept confidential. >>> their jobs are kept secret. but the secret service says they some information about their agents and informants slip on the d.c. metro. christie ileto explains. >> reporter: details with private information, left on the d.c. red line. it really did happen, back in 2008. and our cbs station in washington,
're starting to see some storm activity in manhattan, new york. we understand this is just the beginning for the east coast tonight. we have seen what it's done in communities in the nation's mid section. in arkansas. it knocked out electrical power to some 200,000 homes and businesses. one utility company reporting there people may have to go without power for a week. and in illinois and indiana roads covered with snow and ice making it too dangerous to drive. four snowplows slid right off the road. last night at this time we were telling you about that major tornado that hit mobile, alabama, incredibly emergency crews say no one was badly hurt. >> christmas day tornado going through mobile. oh my god, look, that's the tornado. oh wow, jesus, look at that tornado. >> harris: a first person account to give you chills there. and we are getting a look at some the damage that that twister in the center of your screen caused. this a high school in mobile. that tornado pulled down trees, damaged the roof and windows. we now know the twister was just one of 34 that slammed alabama, texas, loui
flurries blowing around from the wind. it is coming down in parts of new york state and across the new england states. new york's governor andrew cuomo, has opened up an emergency operations center and he also warned power companies to really be on their toes especially following all the criticism that happened for their slow response from superstorm sandy and getting power turned back on for those residents who were in the dark and the cold for a couple of weeks. our plans changed a little bit last night. we decided to spend the night in clarks summit because the road conditions deteriorated and we didn't want to go farther north. the borough president told me their snow totals were down last year and they were able to stockpile some of the salt from the roadways last year and that's what they're using for this storm. council president says they're happy this first snowstorm of the season hasn't been a major blizzard for them. >> we're on a good track this year and, you know, the weather, you take what you get. and, we're going to make lemonade out of it i guess. >> reporter: and for
we saw this past week has pushed east and now it is in new york. also parts of new england are being hammered by snow. this is a storm that has been given a name called winter storm euclid. it has dropped a foot of snow in some areas. it is causing a lot of travel problems including delays at laguardia. it is a video out of columbus ohio this morning we can see a difficult place for drivers to get to work this morning. many roads are slick covered with snow and ice. all hail could pick up another injured to from the storm. as the storm makes its way up the east coast the national weather service says the north east heaviest snowfall maybe and northern pennsylvania, upstate new york and inland sections of new england states. the storm is set to end tomorrow morning before it heads to canada. >> if you're planning to had to the sierra so get back cool snow the powder is great but the roads are not. authorities want to remind drivers to make sure to have changed handy. this affects drivers driving up on the on interstate 80 and highway 50. caltrans advisory's are still in effect. for go
, interestingly, came as a surprise to me, too, to learn the nra was founded by two "new york times" reporters. >> host: now i know who to blame. >> guest: what they were concerned about was being prepared for national defense like the first world war and making sure that we have enough people in the country who knew how to use firearms that we would not be defeated if it came to a war. >> host: when i grew up, i got the nra badges at summer camp. >> guest: my son got one. >> host: i kept the badges too. it's a point of pride. that was a different nra i think. >> guest: the nra still does a lot of worthwhile training and certifying of ability to use firearms safely, and, but they became politically the leadership that had approved the 68 gun control act was overthrown, replaced by others, and eventually by charles heston was a spokesman for that faction, and now we have, you know, wayne firmly in the saddle, and politically it's very different organization from what it was in 1968, very clearly. it's also been able to raise huge amounts of money and become maybe the most powerful lobby here in
them he killed 4 people in washington state and one in new york. >> the trial for the suspected wikileaks suspect bradley manning delayed. it is take longer than expected. the trial will start in mid march. he is accused of leaking hundreds of thousands of classified documents he could face life in prison if convicted. >> the six boys ages 12 and 13 left on a hike with two troop leaders friday night. they were supposed to come home the sheriff launched a full search he spotted them along the trail on sunday as they ran out of water. luckily everybody was okay. >> an actor a ballerina a blues man a funny man and three rockers. the kennedy centers are showing the heist honor to an eclectic group of performers. >> we have got money guy sitting next to cudustin hoffman. we have got dave letterman along side one of the greatest ballerina of all times. i don't think they dance. all three living members of led zeppelin in one place. >> the kennedy center noerns are the heist award for those who influenced american culture due to art. congratulations to all. that is your 5@5:00. >>> wit
, in the area from washington d.c. to new york and boston. and let me say i think it is absolutely critical that we develop that corridor. not only the regional interest but the national interest. we have the highest concentration of population, the most sophisticated delivery system and interconnection, we have light rail, subway, metro, connectors all up and down the corridor so that high-speed rail is not something that will run by itself as opposed to last week where we heard about the major red ministrations effort to produce high speed, they're doing it between bakersfield and fresno, california where there are very few people, their contention is long-term connected in population centers in san francisco and los angeles, but it will be a long time before that is accomplished. right now we do have the connectivity we need to, the population, and we also have the only corridor, 430 some mile corridor almost entirely unknown by amtrak, the american people and the taxpayers. that is opposed to the rest of amtrak service, 20,000 miles of service, long-distance, inner-city service, on whic
, according to the waterfront commission, about a third of the new york workers make north of $210,000 a year without is special bonuses that come on later. 34 made north of $350,000 a year last year and they're worried about being replaced by machinery and -- for the most expensive port in the world. >> eric: thank you to brett. thank you, sir. >> thank you. >>> is this port strike happen, should unions face a backlash? we contacted the international longshoreman's association again, still no word. we tried it yesterday. we have 64,000 longshoreman to may hold up 50 or 60% of the nation's import and export trade. >> it's worse. when you throw in another looming fiscal calamity. you're damaging the economy at the time it's already suffering damage. >> is what the unions do? think about what we've experienced the last year. l.a. airport strike happening on the busiest travel day of the year. a chicago teacher strike when kids were going back to school and wal-mart trying when christmas was hitting. unions hitting you see us when we're vulnerable. >> they're exercising maximum leverage at the p
on entitlement reform. writer for the "washington post," ruth marcus and "new york times" washington chief david leonhardt. thank you for joining me tonight. another mishe'ding statement from mitch mcconnell utter right from the floor of the senate. that's next. smartest comics i could find. my comedian friends and i will raise money to rebuild homes and lives one laugh at a time. so tune in next friday for my all star comedy special. >> together we can get new yorkers back to yelling at strangers and ignoring our friends. >> eliot: i've said it before. factors matter. you've heard me say it many times right here on this show facts matter. yet time and again you see cable news hosts fudging the facts in order to make a point or worse politicians skirting or completely ignoring the facts in order to advance their argument. so here on "viewpoint" we'll show you the lie and then tell you the facts. and we'll start with this gem from thursday when senate minority leader mitch mcconnell took to the floor of the senate to further perpetuate a myth about the debt ceiling. while discussing a bill th
fog the "washington post," and "new york times" washington bureau chief david leanhardt. thank you for joining me.: is this a strategic ploy for the republican party to remain strategic cohesiveness on this issue. >> no, i don't think it's a strategy. except on the part of the people like senator corker deviating from republican orthodoxy. the republican position has been no new taxes. that's the highest of the theology and first commandment no matter what, thou shalt not raise marginal tax rates. i think it's significant and very positive that some of the saner voices are talking about the prospect of raising top tax rates. it started, and now you have the schisms between bill kristol blast the weekly standard and one hand and the wall street journal editorial page on the other. i think this is going to be a developing story on the republican side. >> eliot: i'm trying to figure out how to carry this theological metaphor. >> it might be better to stop. >> eliot: i'll use another one. will rogers you say the republican party is more like the democratic of yore where there is no ca
by the former "new york times" reporters. but what they were concerned about is being prepared for the national defense like the first world war and making sure that we have enough people in the country and how to use firearms so that we wouldn't be defeated if it came to a war. >> host: when i was going about my nra marksmanship badges i kept those badges. was a sort of private. >> guest: they still do a lot of worthwhile training and the ability to use firearms safely, but they became politically the leadership that had proven the gun control act was overthrown and replaced by others and eventually charlton heston became a spokesman for that action and now we have been firmly in the saddle, and politically it is a very different organization from what it was in 1968 very clearly. it's also been able to raise huge amounts of money and become maybe the most powerful lobby here in washington. and it plays basically on the backlash on people's fear of crime is rising and the police can't do anything about it, then how are we going to keep ourselves from being robbed and murdered, raped, salon? we
bright with these. so santa can find his way. lindsay davis, abc news, new york. >> i love that. the 26 lights and also what you're seeing a lot of folks do, talk about, the 26 random acts of kindness. one act in honor of each victim killed inside the school. picking up some steam, you see some stuff in social media about that. also cool, the whole newtown police force gets to be off today and spend christmas with their family because all the other cops from around the state of connecticut said, go home and be with your family. that's so great to hear. they need mental, physical and emotional time off. >> you hear from so many families. they say your priorities change immediately. you don't have a home this holiday. what are you supposed to do? >> as we open our gifts this morning, keep the sandy folks and newtown folks in your head and in your heart today, for sure. >>> also with the holiday message, pope ben tikt xvi expressed his concern. the pope opened that service with a traditional latin wish for peace and blessed thousands of worshippers during midnight mass at st. peter's basil
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know, you almost heard like a thud. >> tonight, the horror that has shaken new york city. >> but first from fox this tuesday night, the world has just cranked up the pressure on syria. one day after the white house warned syria against using its chemical weapons, nato allies issued a similar message today saying that such action would not only be completely unacceptable but a clear breach of international law. hours ago white house press secretary jay carney says he thinks syria's leaders have gotten the messages. >> it's hard for me to imagine that they are not fully aware of the seriousness of the president's position on this, the seriousness with which we would take the prospect of the use of chemical weapons. >> shepard: u.s. officials say they have recently spotted the syrian military moving around chemical weapons components. syria is believed to have enormous stockpiles of chemical weapons, gases that can kill people by raising blisters on their lungs or shutting down their nervous systems. as bashar assad's regime gross desperate the chances of him unleashing those weapons are
miami, cristina, telemundo. >>> y en new york un juez truyÓ a cargo las hispana acusara de empujar a un hombre en la vÍas de un tren en new york causÁndole la muerte. >>> melÉndez afronta cargos y crimen por odio racial, tras decir que desde los ataque del once septiembre siente odio por indu eso y trabajadores sociales habÍan visitado su casa en el condado de queens para darle atenciÓn. >>> y entre tanto el padree adÁn lanza el pistolero que asesinÓ a niÑos el pasado 14 de diciembre reclamÓ el cuerpo de su hijo para enterrarlo, tenÍa 20 aÑos de edad cuando asesinÓ a su madre, se dirigiÓ a la escuela primaria dÓnde mato a 20 niÑoses y seis adultos y luego se matÓ. >>> y vamos a la pausa pero en un momento en el noticiero, le contarÉ porque el 2012 serÁ un aÑo para recordar gracias a los avance de las ciencia. >>> y veremos por quÉ en new york sigue siendo un lugar favorito en el mundo para recibir e . >>> (♪). >>> esta noche en australia se iluminÓ con juegos artificiales para festejar la llegada del 2013, asÍ lo vivieron miles cerca del puerto de la capital aust
, connecticut and in new york, and they're in california and illinois. a lot of places where democrats govern, because they have the most deductions at the federal level. >> well, as we've explained many times, the amount of money he can get from his tax rates on the rich, even if he got his buffet tax, it does nothing to solve the deficit problem. so, he knows eventually taxes are going to have to hit the middle class. a number of ways to do that, one is a vat tax, a carbon tax on energy and another is raising income rates on everyone, and if he can blame that on republicans, this might be the way to get na started. >> i'm going to have to disagree on the politics of what james says, dan. i think the president can't let that alternative minimum tax hit because the pressure from his own party and from senators up for reelection in 2014, the democrats, would be enormous. >> i kind of agree, james, i think that would be an achilles heel for the democrats, the third rail as we say, they don't want to go, i agree with you, paul, that the game here is to hang this on the republicans, and then pitc
christmas in new york 73 unless you are manger square in bethlehem. >> clayton: we'll tell you about people stuck on the tarmac. five or six hours. if you were trapped or stuck in texas let us know. >> we have a folks news - fox news alert. former president bush's condition has worsened. he is 88 years old and he was formerally the president . he was hospitalized for a cough . and family spokesman admits things are not going well but doctors remain cautiously optmistic. >> he's in critical condition and in a bad way. the doctors believe there is a path for him to recover from this and if we can get him to rally a bit we will talk about a discharge date. >> he is alert and joking with the staff at methodist hospital. we'll have a live report from houston in the bottom of the hour. stay tuned for that . dozens of people singing "amazing grace" last night as they remember the two firefighters murded in webster, new york. ♪ i once was lost, but now i am found. >> the community coming together to honor these two men. they were shot and killed in an excon's christmas eve bash. we are hearing fr
from new york, mrs. maloney, each will control 20 minutes. the chair recognizes the gentleman from texas. mr. farenthold: thank you, mr. speaker. i ask unanimous consent that all members may have five legislative days to revise and extend their remarks and include extraneous material on h.r. 6379. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized, and without objection. mr. farenthold: thank you very much, mr. speaker. h.r. 6379, introduced by the gentleman from south carolina, mr. clyburn, would designate the facility of the united states postal service located at 6239 savannah highway in ravenel, south carolina, as the representative curtis b. inabinett sr. post office. this bill was introduced on september 12. mr. speaker, mr. inabinett is a longstanding and faithful citizen of south carolina. he was born there in 1931 and attended grade school, college and graduate school in the state. later, he taught at baptist high school in charleston county and was appointed to the charleston county election commission. he became the medicare of ravenel, south carolina, and joined the s
department. bratton helped reduce violent crime when he headed the new york and l.a. police departments. we talked to oaklanders who are skeptical after hearing city leaders talk about different plans to stop the violence. they're unhappy. they re miserable because they haveo hope and they have no, no money." ouncil votes >> it might tamp some of it down just like putting armed guards on every street corner might tamp some of it down, but it won't make people's lives better. i live over in the rolling 20s in the neighborhood and are in a lot of miserable people there. they're miserable because they have no hope and they have no money. >> oakland city council votes next month on the plan to hire bratton at a rate of $250,000. nothing compared to ch >>> as bad as oakland has struggled, it's nothing compared to chicago which just hit an almost unbelievable milestone, 500 murders this year alone. hours after police announced they were one homicide away from the 500 mark a man was shot in the head outside a convenience store in the city, but this is not the first time chicago has reached that nu
and that is what he was searching for. many classmates call him barry and when he got to new york, those four years in new york city people call him barry and some call him barack. >> host: why did he choose occidental and why transfer to colombia? >> guest: he of people who were going there and the way he tells the story, there was a girly in honolulu who was in that area so he got that -- it was like the next step. it was comfortable, beautiful, small, elite, california sunshine, very comfortable. it was an important two years. restarted to expand intellectually. he got his first sense of destiny in those two years but left because it was too -- he wanted to experience the world and was finding himself. taken to los angeles, to new york and chicago but it is important to get to new york first. he starts his junior year. >> host: his first night in new york city. >> i was a little dubious but turns out to be true. he was not that spending night in that apartment would be better, but he couldn't get in. he couldn't get the keys and couldn't find the landlord, a friend of a friend of his mother, he
. and making a mess of flight schedules at major hubs from chicago, cleveland, philly and new york. cbs reporter danielle nottingham is at reagan national airport. danielle. >> reporter: liz, airlines are still trying to catch up at this hour. today is considered one of the busiest days to fly during the holiday season. and airports all the way from texas to new york have struggled to move travelers along today. mobile, alabama is still cleaning up a day after storm ripped roofs from homes and shattered car windows. the porch at this home was destroyed. 34 tornadoes hit the southeast, the most ever in the u.s. on christmas day. years of drought in texas made the dry trees vulnerable to high winds. in arkansas, more than a foot of snow made for a rare day of sledding. more than 200,000 people have no power in the south. as the storm heads east, heavy rain is flooding parts of south carolina, blowing snow causing white-out conditions in indiana and ohio. and blizzard warnings are posted as far north as maine. this storm is wrecking travel plans. more than 900 flights have been canceled ac
ago. this is from the front page of today's "new york daily news." finally, from the front page is this report about what is ahead in terms of the gun control fight. we heard from the nra friday. let me read you a few sentences -- that was nearly 20 years ago in 1993. we will hear from that testimony in a couple of minutes. we want to get your calls and what is ahead in gun-control. roy is joining us from north carolina, the independent line, good morning. caller: it could be a bitter fight but i think some drastic action needs to be taken. it should be at least as burdensome for the gun owner as it is for a car owner. registration, insurance, testing, everything -- handguns are a big problem, too. i think it is so bad that the president should do some kind of executive order and put a moratorium on military rifles, at least, because around here in western north carolina, there are gun shops and people waiting for four hours to get to this ar-15. they say they will not take it out of the box, the majority of them. they will either have it as an investment or have it grandfathere
that in the people who are speaking out and those who are not, there's a shift in attitudes, as the "new york times" puts in their headline today, i think will be lasting. i don't know how any -- there are several networks, not just ours, having trouble finding pro gun advocates to speak out because there's really nothing to say at this point. can you think of anything in your political career, where something has happened and you realize you just can't take -- >> 9/11. 9/11 happened and there were a lot of conservatives after 9/11 very wary, very suspicious of federal government expansion, expansion of powers. and i'm one of them. that afterwards, you're like, okay, if the tsa wants to be intrusive, let the tsa be intrusive. if we have to do things that make me uncomfortable, as a small government conservative. fine. this is really, this is a domestic version of 9/11, where everything changed. >> everything did change. one thing joe manchin said yesterday, after he talked about his transformation and the way he thinks about guns and gun rights, was that the president needs to move quickly on this
jersey, much needed temporary housing. and in new york tonight, there are new questions about why politicians for decades didn't heed warnings about what could happen if a superstorm like sandy came ashore. katie? >> reporter: good evening, lester. there was a 14-foot storm surge here on lower manhattan, completely submerging this subway station. the damage is so bad here, they don't know when ore if they'll ever by able to open it. swamped subways. >> a record storm surge here in the new york city area. >> reporter: massive power outages and beach front neighborhoods leveled. while officials say sandy was unprecedented, it wasn't entirely unexpected. for three decades, officials were told to prepare for a storm of historic proportions and a l law. >> nobody's taken the political courage to say, here's the standard for prepareness, here's the standard for recovery, we're going to help you fund it and then we're going to punish you if you don't get is there. >> reporter: three state reports since 1975 focused on preparedness, one addressed new york's preparability saying the sea le
in new york and new jersey and other northeastern states who were hurt by sandy. we have had some pretty tough disasters in tennessee as well. we had a thousand-year flood a couple years ago -- not 100-year but a thousand year. we knew the federal government wasn't going to make us whole. we had billions of dollars of damage, 52 counties hurt, but we knew the federal government could help and it did and it did swiftly, and that's what we want to do in this case. with all the talk about the money we're about to appropriate, i think it's important to remind those who live in new york and new jersey and connecticut what's already being done with money we have already appropriated. for example, there are 5,460 fema personnel in those states. there are 507,000 citizens of those states who have already filed individual assistance applications. this is when your home's gone and you need money for rent or you need money to rebuild. those applications are in. already $1.09 billion has been paid to those individuals. there are 25 disaster recovery centers in new york, three in connecticut, $150 mi
in colorado, connecticut, massachusetts, new york and tennessee. it's intended to make u.s. schools more competitive on a global level. >>> cbs moneywatch now. delta considers a stake in virgin airlines and ashley morrison has more. >> reporter: good morning. asian markets were mostly higher on improved manufacturing data from china. tokyo's nikkei edged up a fraction to a seven month closing high while the hang seng lost more than 1%. on wall street concerns over the fiscal cliff appear to have been out weighed to the strong start. the dow was up 15 points finishing above 13,000 while the nasdaq added 43 points. so far there's been no resolution of the strike by clerical workers at the ports of los angeles and long beach. the strike enters it's seventh day today, slowing traffic at the nation's busiest cargo complex. dock workers are refusing to cross the picket lines. clerical workers said management has been outsourcing their work. delta airlines is looking to buy 49% stake in virgin airlines owned by singapore airlines. 51% of virgin atlantic is owned by richard branson. virgin is th
new york, a man who shot two firefighters to death and wound was a convicted felon who served 17 years for killing his own grandmother. police in webster, new york say 62-year-old william spangler opened fire on first responders. four volunteer firefighters were then shot. two of them were killed including one who full time police lieutenant. investigators say he then killed himself. the fire spread to six other homes which were also destroyed. >> dan: fire departments are stunned and shocked that first responders were targeted. we spoke with san francisco firefighters about it today. sergio quintana is in the newsroom. no doubt they are stunned. >> reporter: absolutely. when two firefighters are killed on christmas eve, that is tragedy but new york investigators and first responders across the country are especially shocked because police believe the shooter may have settle a house on fire to lure emergency teams into a trap. firefighters responded to the early morning blaze and were almost immediately shot at. >> there was a car and house that was engulfed in flames probably set by h
members were taken off the plane safely. there was heavy rain overnight in new york but it's not known if weather play aid factor. stay with us for continuing coverage on the storm sandhya patel will be back in just a moment with the full accu-weather forecast. you can track the wet weather any time. >> still ahead here on abc 7 news at 5:00 new information on the condition of former president george hw bush. what his chief of staff is now saying about oo and the new mall round up what. will be illegal to some californians coming january 1 in a live report from sacramento. >> michael finney gets to the bottom of a safety recall. why thousands are being pulled off shelves. stay with us. >>> as we first told you at 4:00 general who led u.s. invasion of iraq during the first gulf war has died. he commanded u.s. led coalition that drove saddam hussien's forces out of kuwait in 1991. a much decorated combat soldier in vietnam, he was known as stormin norman. he was 78 years old. >> the houston hospital treatin has not given an official update on his health but a family friend says the elder
. >> this volunteer firefighters.responding to a fire scene near rochester new york were shot. tonight two firefighters are dead.two others.hospitalized in serious condition.but expected to survive. firefighters were not allowed to even battle the massive fire for nearly six hours this morning. that's because the fire scene quickly turned into a crime scene. right as the volunteer firefightrs were arriving on scene.police say he was waiting for the volunteer firefighters to a rod.raw ifto arrive he was waig for the volunteer firefighters 62-year-old william spangler was perched like a sniper.firing off rounds towards the unsuspecting first responders. two were killed. 43 year old mike chiapperini who also served as the town's police department public information officer. and 19-year-old tomas kachoofka. kachoofka and chiapperini's son were best friends. two other firefighters who were shot are expected to recover. police say before dawn.the suspect, william spengler set a house and car on fire to lure the firefighters. as soon as they arrived, police say he started shooting. while police
's not a lot of optimism that it can be cone in time. jonathan karl, abc news, new york. >>> tributes are pouring in for retired general norman schwartzcopf. the general, nicknamed stormin' norman, died yesterday in tampa from pneumonia. he commanded a coalition of some 30 countries that drove iraqi forces from kuwait back in 1991. in retirement, he supported charitable causes and resisting calls to rub for public office. norman schwartzcopf was 78. >>> for the second time this month, a man has been pushed to his death in the path of a new york subway train. last night, a woman shoved the man on the tracks just as the train was pulling into the station on queens. it's not clear if she knew the victim. new york police are reviewing surveillance video recorded on the platform to try to identify the victim and the suspect. >> this is the second time this happened this month. the first one happened in times square. this one happened in queens. i love the fact that new york city has a subway system. but every time i'm putting my back against the wall. >> you're not the only one. there are
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